November 21, 2013

"Places of Music" – A Music Documentary in OmniCam 180 degree Panoramic Vision

For the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute's "Places of Music" documentary film, researchers are using the OmniCam-360 panoramic camera system to record three concerts of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra and the Rundfunkchor Berlin, given in three different settings. This production is a project of Fraunhofer HHI's TiME Lab which will receive its first screening at the Berlin Film Festival 2015. The panoramic video will be paired with a spatial audio soundtrack based on wave field synthesis (WFS) technology.

Following the 180 degree panoramic recording of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra giving the first performance of a work by the composer Wolfgang Rihm, Fraunhofer HHI's OmniCam was used to record the concert given by the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra in the Stattbad Wedding.

The "Places of Music" documentary will be screened during the Berlin Film Festival in the TiME Lab – Fraunhofer HHI's high end presentation showroom in Berlin. With its high definition projection technology for 180 degree panoramic vision and its array of 140 loudspeakers, the TiME Lab offers a new level of quality in spatial audio and turns watching a movie into a truly immersive experience.